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quote he worked for the u.s. national security agency. he is now a fugitive from u.s. authorities and was given asylum in russia. the nsa and the british spy agency gchq can access a phone user's private data including e-mail addresses and gps data on android devices and smartphone. access to blackberry phone data after security was enhanced in 2009 but the gchq cracked the
quote when there is a link between an intelligence system overseas and u.s. citizen. they can also draw profiles and gps information and property and commercial information and bank information from these analogs. >> we know from the leaks that this is how the government is operating, operating, and that a broader
quote communications such as e-mails from certain u.s. companies that operate the thernet background, i.e. companies that own and operate the telecommuting -- the telecommunication lines.
quote that the value of privacy and internet freedom and the dangers of the u.s. surveillance state here in brazil, in latin america, in asia, all throughout the world fltd and i think the reason for it is, is that people understand we're at this
quote is focused on stopping terrorist threats and fighting international crime. james clapper, the u.s. national
quote that informs u.s. policy and these programs may have been achieving that goal. >> we're learning about data collection by the drug enforcement administration. so not just the nsa but the daye. something they called the hemisphere program. >> this was reported by "the new york times" when they received a series of power point slides.
quote all in northern europe. the u.s. fell from 11th to 17th but that is still a high ranking among the 156 countries evaluated by columbia university. >> another sign you're
quote show the national security agency has been serially gathering information on connections u.s. citizens have made on social media since november 2012. massive amounts of data on phone calls and the e-mails have been collected by the nsa. this information can be used to pinpoint a person's exact location. here's the catch. it can also detect who a person is traveling with at any given time. if that wasn't enough, more
quote to search u.s. laws demanding public access to their meetings. the president has said or he had said that the group would be
quote you all to be skeptical. the notion the agency is collecting on u.s. persons and giving it to any foreign intelligence agency in the way it was described is completely wrong. that is not what has happened. i can guarantee you the privacy of americans are protected in the way we operate. part of the problem was we were too aggressive in the oversight, and we documented it and talk about it with leadership in order to fix it. they stole the slide deck and put it out there and said we caught them doing something
quote using a u.s. person's name or e- mail a dress can be done only
quote and stop you for from publishing which just simply doesn't exist in the u.s. there came a point where it made more sense to move the reporting to america and to do it collaborateively. i saw a picture tweeted
quote services. among the revelation, u.s. intelligence agencies have made slow progress trying to address key questions about chemical and biological weapons and intelligence collection related to them. on syria, the national security agency monitored unen crypted communications at the start of the civil war until president assad's forces discovered it was taking place. one expert says because this disclosure is comprehensive
quote activities. and above all, a case of disrespect to national sovereignty of my country. we have let the u.s. government know about our protest noby didn't -- by announcing and demanding that such actions will
familydoes having u.s. military bases all over the world make the u.s. aid for? find out as we continue our broadcast of "standing army," only on link tv. >> summary. some do not worry at all. and they are free to do that, too. but only because others step forward and serve our country. >> by militarism, we do not mean national defence or the obligation of citizenship for able-bodied people to defend the country in times of national emergency. we need a way of life. and ideological position. hubert joly our conception was like the early roman legions of the republic. they were ready for an emergency. farmers left their fields, went to war, work instantaneously demobilized. they thoughtlessly call themselves and empire. the needed a standing army. something like this happened in america in world war ii as we began to build an arms industry. suddenly altered the political structure of the united states. >> the u.s. constitution made a strong point that the military had to be under the control of civilian leadership, that they would always present a threat to democracy come up bec
quote it belongs to, in an effort to inform u.s. policy, harris. >> in this story today, catherine, agents for the drug enforcement administration have had access to even more information than the nsa. >> well, that's right. the sweeping data collection and analysis of information belonging to american citizens took a new turn when "the new york times" published these powerpoint slides from a program called hemisphere. and according to the leaked documents, agents working on counternarcotics investigations
quote is the u.s. government has been doing the exact same thing. it definitely puts american lawmakers in a bind and it puts american companies in a bind in terms of their global market share. it will be interesting to see what happens over the next
quote and private messages. in this case, it's alleged the mexican president's e-mails were read, so the u.s. government would know his cabinet picks in advance and the brazilian president's communications were picked up to track her network of contacts. those who support the nsa mission of foreign intelligence collection say the agency's job is to gather intelligence, whomever it belongs to, in an
quote what jefferson was warning about. of course the u.s. and the u.k. governments are furious. not that we're exposing things that harm national security, because we haven't, that we're exposing things that harm their
crucial talks with obama on security. the taliban will regain power after the u.s. retreats says a cleric. and now for the details. the prime minister will be meeting u.s. president barack obama this week in washington. the agenda is packed as both countries are close to signing a new pact. world leaders are expected to discuss security cooperation and regional issues. the meeting is already overshadowed by reports of the indian government diluting the liability law for nuclear energy. the government has denied it. the report of dilution of the nuclear liability bill by the government of india to favor us- based firms interested in nuclear deals is false. the indian prime minister's stated this in new delhi. the indian media had reported that prior to the visit of the indian prime minister to the united states to attend this year's session. in the course of his visit, he would also meet the u.s. president, barack obama. the media diverted attention. the diluted version of the bill will overlook security concerns that would hold foreign reactors liable in the event of faulty equipment. the
a u.s. push for military intervention in syria. they're heading home just as divided. nhk world's akihiro mikoda reports. >> reporter: the situation in syria dominated the agenda. u.s. president barack obama tried to drum up support for military action against the syrian government. he did not win unanimous backing. some leaders said they wanted military action right away. others said they won't back any armed intervention without the authority of a u.n. security council resolution. russian president vladimir putin used his closing statement to highlight the divisions over obama's push for military action and his opposition. >> translator: we hear each other, and we understand the argument, but we do not agree with them. i don't agree with his arguments, and he doesn't agree with mine. but we hear each other and we try to analyze. >> reporter: the head of the international monetary fund took part in the talks. she said decision in syria is threatening the global economic recovery by pushing up oil prices. >> we always are careful and attentive to any kind of disruption on commod
but it's not clear what he has elsewhere in the rebelle city. the u.s. say it doesn't intend to support extremists but any military action which destabilizing the assad government is likely to trouble the rebels. the threats of an impending strikes results to the opposition. >> it shows perhaps a credible threat to the use of force of the united states and its allies having somewhat of an effect the already that will add that we are now going to hear. >> reporter: syria is not simply split between forces and the rebels. the opposition is fractured. groups are breaking away forming new alliances. that's another challenge for the u.s. as it intends to gather support for military action. it could mean that if the u.s. strikes the president it could end up supporting fighters who along with other global are branded. >>> with more on the american strike in syria is in the best interest of the u.s.. i want to bring if in the mid the east expert and professor of politics and international studies at the university of san francisco. good to have you with us. >> good evening. >> you wrote a very
to the sale of arms. john kerry is expected to add the u.s. signature at the u n general assembly, but it will face a tough ratification vote in the senate. the national rifle association is expected to continue its vocal campaign for the treaty's rejection. the nigerian president said the darted have sustained -- arms have sustained attacks. left atk in nigeria least 142 people dead. kenya has begun three days of mourning for 67 people killed in a siege of the westgate mall in nairobi. the death count could still rise as more bodies are found. the kenyan president declared final victory four days after the attack began. he said at least five attackers were killed by gunfire and 11 others are in custody. al shabaab had gained -- claimed responsibility, calling it retaliation for intervention in somalia. on tuesday, and attack survivor made an appeal not to conflate the actions with the teachings of islam. >> this is not islam. islam is something else altogether. islam is peace, togetherness, humanity. what i saw there was not islam, and if you ever think for a minute that those pe
're following this hour. >>> seeking international support, u.s. president barack obama goes overseas to try to convince world leaders to back an offensive against syria. >>> while in washington, u.s. lawmakers weigh the risks of a military strike. >>> the tide is turning in the philippines, people who once demanded u.s. forces leave the country now want them back. we'll tell you why. >>> u.s. president barack obama is seeking international support for a streak on syria. he arrived in stockholm earlier and is holding talks with fredrik reinfeldt. in russia he hopes to convince g-20 leaders that military action is necessary. the u.s. and britain and france say they are convinced syrian forces used chemical weapons to kill hundreds of civilians last month. the regime of syrian president ba bashar al assad needs to be punished but faces stiff opposition from the leaders of russia and china. vladimir putin and jinping also stated their objections to a military strike. putin says russia may resume selling anti-aircraft missiles if western countries attack without u.n. approval. >>> putin could st
>> hello and welcome to "news week south asia." in this weeks episode, u.s. -- lighting indian rupee -- sliding indian rupee. government says no need for panic. and now for all the details. pakistan is already in the dark for harboring seminaries linked with terrorist organizations. ironically, rather than cracking the whip on these groups, islamabad is inclined to host them. recently, another popular seminary is also banned by the united states, but seminary refutes the charges. students and teachers at a pakistani islamic school designated as a terrorist training center by the united dates rebutted the charges and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. the u.s. treasury imposed sanctions on the islamic school, saying it trained recruits and facilitated funding for al qaeda, the taliban, and others accused by indian intelligence of masterminding the 2008 mumbai attacks. the sanctions include a ban on u.s. citizens having anything to do with the schools. the pakistani interior ministry and the army declined to comment , but the school princ
. please remain quiet. thank you. bill: rafa nadal has won the u.s. open for a second time! john: a year ago, bill, he was watching this on tv. bill: with questions as to whether or not he'd ever really be able to come back and be the same player. john: he's better than he was. bill: might well be. john: novak djokovic with an absolutely killer set to lose. bill: he'll look back on that set that he let slip away. john: and some other points as well but this guy battles harder than anyone we've ever seen on a tennis court. bill: his second u.s. open championship. his third major. back with the trophy presentation after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. lease this cadillac ats for around $299 per month with premium care maintenance included. there are cameras,, police, guards...ds us. but who looks after us online, where we spend more than 200 billion dollars a year. american express can help protect you. with intelligent sec
it passes. >> let me thank you for a thoughtful statement. there is a reason that the u.s. is the one indispensable nation in the world. it is a heavy burden. it is also an opportunity to lead the world to a safer, more secure world. i believe we have met that burden today. i believe that we will do so as we move to the senate floor. this meeting now comes to adjournment. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> looking ahead, expected paid in the senate on the syrian resolution this coming week, a possible vote to move forward can be scheduled as early as wednesday. live coverage of the senate on our companion network, c-span2. it is possible we will see debate in the house, as well. nothing has been scheduled or announced their. he will have house floor debate here on c-span. secretary hagel and secretary kerry appeared before the house foreign affairs committee this past week. they testified on what they know about the situation in syria. tomorrow.ow that here are some of what they had to say. >> if we do no
>> russia's foreign minister says the u.s. is trying to blackmail moscow if russia does not support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of force. angela merkel has declared germany's election. and mobs cream for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent anti-fascist sparked uproar as thousands march in a national strike against endless austerity. the top stories and latest developments. this be is the weekly here on rt. western states are eager to gain a loophole for unilateral action against syria and don't care enough about peaceful efforts to resolve the syrian conflict. well, that's the impression the russian foreign minister says he's gained after several weeks of a diplomatic effort to avoid strikes. >> two weeks ago it seemed like the united states are ready to essentially strike syria. then they seemed to ease up a bit and now again russia seems to be facing some sort of animosity especially ahead of the u.n. general assembly meetings to take place next week. russia's channel 1 showed lavrov making some of president points he's made before but about the harsh mann
that the german government, u.s., and israel must surely have known about any exports that could have been used to make chemical weapons. >> i'm not that sure about that. germany has a long tradition of sending dual use items to countries. german companies aided iraq of its program in the 1970s and the 1980s. it seems to be clear that the economics ministry did know about the transactions, but i'm not sure yet whether other parts of the government would realize the potential dangers of these items, namely foreign intelligence service and the chancellor's office. >> does the report damage germany's credibility as an opponent of the assad regime? >> i do not see a german policy with regard to syria, but whatever the case, german credibility with many syrian is, of course, damaged -- german credibility with many serious -- syrians is, of course, damaged. they might want to make us responsible for these actions, which, of course, caused many deaths. >> thank you for joining us. >> to business news now, where global markets have been soaring after the fed's surprise decision to keep its monthly stim
left off, dropping up support for a u.s. strike on syria. meanwhile, thousands protest the intervention in the syrian civil war. >> the olympics will return to japan. we'll have more on the announcement for the 2020 games and global reaction. ♪ theme >> we begin tonight with news that secretary of state january kerry's been trying to drum um support for a strike against syria. he said that doing nothing is far riskier than responding. the european ministers say that response should be strong and clear but urge the u.s. to hold off on military strikes. the only ally of the u.s. which supports action in syria is becoming more cautious. france's president wants to wait for a u.s. support on whether chemical weapons were used. with more on the atory, we report from london that the e.u. reaction is likely to trouble the president. >> as hpresident. >> all 28 members of the e.u. signed a joint statement read by the chef of foreign policy stating clearly where the europeans stand. the syrian government use of banned weapons and there will be consequences. >> in the face of this cynical use o
. for more on the syrian issue at the g-20, we are joined live from st. petersburg. >> u.s. president barack obama on day one has had limited success in gaining broader international support to go ahead with his plan for military intervention even among his closest friends. the two leaders can only agree on a response to the use of chemical weapons without specifying what kind of response it should be. that is why a u.s. military strike now will lack legitimacy. hans blix searched for weapons of mass destruction in iraq and found nothing. it contradicted claims of former u.s. president george w. bush's administration declared war on iraq on grounds that saddam hussein had secretly stockpiled such weapons. the u.s. government was accused of exaggerating the iraqi threat . decades later, the white house is citing chemical use and syria as grounds for launching an attack. could u.s. intelligence be wrong again? who used chemical weapons? who, in your opinion, is more likely to have used the chemical weapons? >> i think that the argument that it is used on a large-scale points to an army and a b
remains critical. >> this is al jazeera live from doho. also ahead, barack obama puts on hold the the u.s. military strike on syria saying he wants to get approval from congress first. >> in cairo where arab league foreign ministers hold a meeting on what happens next in syria. >>> radiation readings increase 18-fold in japan's fukushima power plant. and part of the global movement once again. afghan boys an girls join the scouts after more than 30 years. >>> nelson mandela has been discharged from a hospital after being treated for a lung infection. the south african governor says the formerer president is still in critical condition. doctors are convinced he can receive the same level of treatment at his home. we are joined from the phone from johannesburg. what can you tell us? >> caller: while this is going to be very welcome news from south africans. an effort to receive the same level of intensive care at home. hay have reconfigureed his home to allow for the equipment to be used there to maintain his critical condition and hopefully improve it. the health experts that have been tre
. it would mark the first meeting between a u.s. and iranian president in more than 30 years. a big week ahead for secretary of state john kerry. on wednesday he's expected to update the status of talks between israel and palestine. thursday he'll attend a meeting on iran's nuclear program. friday we'll monitor speeches from russia and china - who may address the crisis in syria. we'll have a closer look at what is expected for the week. >> it's shaping up to be the newsiest u.n. general assembly in years. president obama's motorcade arrived amid rumours of a meeting between u.s. and iran. a meeting on the sideline of the general assembly welcomed by the european union's foreign policy chief. >> what i saw today was energy and determination to try to move forward in our talk. many things flowed from that. but this was the first meeting in order to establish how we would work together. >> this is the deal - the permanent five members of the security council, plus germany, will meet with the iranian foreign minister. secretary of state john kerry will be in the chair for the u.s. it will b
that syria eliminate its chemical weapons. the top diplomats from the u.s., britain, france, russia and china met in new york with u.n. secretary-gen wral ban ki-moon. they discussed how monitors from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons would inspect and verify syria's stockpile. delegates from the u.s., britain and france want a resolution allowing for military action if the syrians fail to comply with the security council's demands. over the past week, u.s. secretary of state john kerry has met separately with all his counterparts but he's had a hard time convincing russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. russian leaders have long served as allies to the regime of bashar al assad and lavrov wants to avoid any threat of a military strike. >>> u.n. beupons inspectors have returned to syria to resume their work. on their last trip they concluded sarin was used in an attack last month in a suburb of damascus. the inspectors are looking into more allegations about the use of chemical weapons. they've received reports that such weapons were used at least ten times. president
for approval. also, the russian president blasts the u.s. for planning intervention in syria insisting the alleged syrian attack was led by provocation of dragging the west into the conflict. meanwhile u.n. inspectors say they need to visit syria again to visit the sight of the attack near damascus. the latest here on r.t. >> live from our studio live in moscow. this is r.t. president obama has announced he wants to carry out a military strike against the country. but not without congressional approval. our correspondent has the details from new york. >> u.s. president barack obama has announced something of a shift in strategy with respect to military intervention in syria. most of the world was speculating that washington would strike damascus within the next 24 to 48 hours. but on saturday afternoon, president obama confirmed that the u.s. will take military action against syria, but first the u.s. leader says he will seek authorization from congress. speaking in the rose garden, obama believes he has the authority to carry a military attack without approval from congress. but he fe
war. with nearly 300,000 syrian americans living in the u.s., we want to start the debate with them to find out what it's like for them living outside and for their families back home. joining us for an inside look at what's happen something syrian activist for the syrian coalition, a spokesperson for opposition forces joining us via skype is hela diad, a writer and film maker who is opposed to military intervention. in our google hangout, we have rasa salanski, an attorney who just returned from a trip to the region. yassan shashakly is in syria. actually, he is on the border of syria and turkey. he runs a refugee exampcamp. welcome. yassan, we want to focus the first segment of the show on what americans don't know about this conflict because it's just not out there. in your opinion, what are americans seeing in terms of how things have unfolded in syria? >> i think that people in america are -- think they want to see where people are right, so there is a part of the thing for the people asking nothing but their rights for freedom. when you were there, what did you see or happenin
hopes a plan to destroy syria's chemical weapons will work out. russian and u.s. officials reached an agreement last week on collecting and disposing of the syrian stockpile. u.s. leaders believe syrian government forces killed hundreds of civilians last month with poison gas. they wanted to carry out punitive military strikes. russian leaders proposed their plan to avoid that. >> i can't be 100% certain that we will bring it to an end, but what we have seen in the past few days has given us confidence that it will be accomplished. syrian leaders have agreed to cooperate. they've applied to join an international agreement banning chemical weapons and putin said he has grounds to believe that syrian opposition forces were responsible for the poison gas attack last month. he said the rocket used had a soviet made insignia. he called it a rebel provocation, and he said it's unrealistic to believe the syrian government is using out dated weapons. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said members of the u.n. security council must be prepared to act on syria. he tried to persuade chinese f
is within. >> words of optimism to pursue peace between the u.s. and iran. there was no symbolic land shake to seal the deal. >>> getting serious about syria. the un security council taking up efforts to investigate chemical weapon. >>> and kenyan beginning the mourning now that the shopping mall siege is over, but the death toll could continue to rise. ♪ >>> the countdown to a government shutdown is underway. congress now just has five days to reach agreement on legislation. this just to keep the doors of the government open for business, but the story this morning is this man, republican senator ted cruz. you are looking live at pictures of cruz on the floor of the senate. he is on a marathon crusade against the affordable care act, better known as obamacare. he has been speaking at 2:40 eastern time on tuesday. he said he will keep speaking until he can no longer stand. >> the members of this senate listen to the people and we step forward and avert this train wreck, we step forward and avert this nightmare. >> at one point he even read from dr. seuss. >> when we defund obamacare, we'r
quote to the u.s., sell it to us the way you did obamacare, make the case the way president bush and president clinton have done in the past and go tell everyone we need to do this because we're the only sane nation on the planet instead of i don't k let's see what congress says. i'll be back monday. >>tucker: the irony is the reason to vote for
of what the u.s. should be or should not be doin doing in . i think that's a bad thing. i think when we conduct foreign policy i think what we need to have is a situation when the president, and certain situations iraq and afghanistan were major oh operations have been planned, acting concept but in the best interest of the country rather than best interest of that particular party politics. >> never theless, he has gone to congress. tomorrow we are expecting the committee will vote on a measure that will back military action barring military troops on the ground. what is the next step in procedure? >> well, i think if that part is which i expect it will, what we'll see is the senate beginning to debate on the terms of that provisional motion and then as the senate goes forward problem next week. i think the democratic senate ma skwror i the leader will probably schedule a vote early next week and the house will begin to debate issue and see if they can get something passed. i think actually the house is going to be the key. republicans control the house. the republican party is not the
exchange. i'm carolin ross and these are your headlines from around the world. u.s. secretary of state john kerry continues his european tour to drum up support for a military strike. he's set to meet with william haig in 15 minutes. >>> stocks rise as august data signals stability. finances rally. australia's prime minister tony alba declares the country open for business after his coalition sweeps the country with a solid majority. >>> shares fall after italy's third largest bank is forced to double its capital hike. it hopes to have a restructuring plan in place within a month. >> announcer: you're watching worldwide exchange bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a brand-new edition of worldwide exchange. ross is out today. let's get back to one of our top stories. president obama will tape interviews with several u.s. tv networks today as he continues the push to take action against syria. the president will address the nation in primetime tuesday night. he dropped in on a dinner hosted by vice president biden for senate r
in tokyo. >>> u.s. president barack obama has called on the international community to support military action against syria. obama made the request in a meeting with swedish prime minister fredrik reinfeldt in stockholm. the u.s. president is to attend the g-20 summit in russi >> the prime minister and i are in agreement that in the face of such barbarism, the international community cannot be silent and that failing to respond to this attack would only increase the risk of more attacks. and the possibility other countries would use these weapons as well. >> sweden believes that syria's matters concerning international peace and security should be handled by the united nations, but i also understand the potential consequences of letting a violation like this go unanswered. >> obama says he believes the u.s. congress will approve military action. he said that with such congressional support, his administration will be able to send a stronger message to syria. >>> members of the u.s. senate foreign relations committee have passed a resolution approving a military strike. >> the resolutio
smithfield farms >>> one in, one out. barack obama returns to the u.s. after failing to get g20 support for a strike on syria. his secretary of state is on a new mission, john kerry in lithuania to sell the military strike idea to europe. >> hello from doha. i'm here with the world news from al jazeera. kevin rudd goes up against opposition leader tony abbott in the general election in australia. >> tough competition for the top prize at the venice film festival. we look at the favourites. >> so as far as securing international support for a strike on syria the g20 was pretty much a failure for the united states. the focus has shifted. secretary of state john kerry is lobbying europe. he's in lithuania to convince eu foreign ministers. where to the nations stand. u.s. leads the charge for punitive action. france is on side and the uk prime minister supports the idea. britain will not take part in a military strike after a parliamentary vote. there were g20 meetings, eight other members signed up to a statement calling for a strong response. we are looking at north korea, turke
. a deal could prevent u.s. government shutdown moves forward. despite efforts by senator ted cruz the senate unanimously approved the funding measure as the clock ticks closer to the deadline. for the first time in more than 30 years there will be high level talks at the united nations. the main talks, iran's nuclear program. >>> and new video of the navy yard gunman. plus possible reason why aaron alexis killed 12 people. >> a critical piece of legislation is getting traction in the senate. congress has until next tuesday to pass a spending measure that would avert a government shutdown. texas senator ted cruz tried to hold up the legislation but the bill passed after cruz staged a 21-hour protest of sorts. mike viqueira has more. >> well, it wasn't technically a filibuster, but whatever you call it was one very long speech. in the end many are asking just what did texas senator ted cruz accomplish? >> skipping rest and nature's call, ted cruz's time was up. >> i would ask for my friends in the democratic aisle to listen to this. >> they have arrived pursuant to the order. the se
obama says he's not itching for military action but will confront syria. discouraging news on the u.s. labor front as the government releases new employment numbers. >>> president obama made one last push at the g-20 summit for action in syria. he's encouraged by his meetings with world leaders and spoke of growing recognition that the world has to act with the host of this year's g-20 is russian vladimir putin had a very different take on things. we're joins by mike viqueira in st. petersburg. the first press conference went a little long a tad bit was russian president vladimir putin and batting cleanup, if you will, was u.s. president barack obama. he only took about four or five questions, but he gave very lengthy answers to the questions. the bottom line, he seems to not be wavering on his position, but he answered -- was asked rather some rather pointed questions and answered some, did not answer others. one question that really struck me is he was asked specifically about reports that his list of targets is being expanded, asked specifically before anything happened is this pro
reports from washington. >> as inspectors are back at the head of syria, a u.s. missiles strike seems imminent sending syrians fleeing across the border. a small group of protestors outside the white house urgeed restraint. their chants heard faintly in the rose garden as barack obama came out he wants to strike. he's great but now wants congress. >> while i want the authority without congress authorization know the country will be stronger if we take this forth and our actions will be more e e effective. issues are too big. >> reporter: but it won't happen soon. the president is not calling congress back in to session. some politicians will return in the coming days. there won't be a full debate or both until after both houses have returned from summer recess on september 9th. it came as a big surprise since members of his administration started talking tough on syria they have avoided questions about seeking is a congressional vote. >> we are engaging in what we believe our responsibility is here to consult with congress. >> we'll consult with congress. >> it important for his admin
supporter of action on syria, but he made it clear a short time ago that there would be no u.s. troops on the ground in syria. >> i promise you that if we put an american boot on the ground, i will do whatever i can can to stop it, including lying down in front of the pennsylvania avenue. i mean that. >> in lebanon the u.s. is ordering diplomats to believe the country as congress debates military strikes the state department is urging u.s. citizens to avoid travel to lebanon citing safety concerns. >>> the august job report is out. 169,000 jobs in august and the unemployment rate has dropped partially because fewer people were looking for work. those are the headlines. the news continues after "inside story." >> the number of guantanamo detainees drops by two. we'll examine what life is like for those still behind bars, and what hopes they have for a just resolution. and it's known as the other guantanamo. we'll look at th the detention facility in afghanistan where detainees remain. this is "inside storey." >> welcome, i'm libby casey. in february more than 100 prison in guantanamo we
and the government of bashar al-assad as the u.s. prepares to vote on military action. in an interview with u.s. broadcaster cbs ass ard warns of retaliation by his allies if the u.s. attacks. he denies involvement in the chemical attack. secretary of state john kerry is in europe and is continuing his drive to get support for military action. following meetings with the arab league in paris, john kerry travels to london to meet william hague in london. >> the foreign minister of syria is in moscow, and is meeting with his foreign minister counterpart. >> barnaby phillips is live for us in moscow. >> what do we expect to come out of that meeting? >> i would imagine that the syrians will be looking for reassurances of support. the regime doesn't have too many friends internationally, but a handful of them are extremely important to its continued survival. hezbollah, iran, and russia above all - politically, economically, diplomatically, militarily it is are support that bashar al-assad leaned on over the past two years. in the coming weeks more so than ever, it could make the difference to the l
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